introducing our

vintage leather range

We have strived to find a vintage leather that offers a slightly worn, beautifully rugged, ‘lived in’ look.

Colour Range

the vintage leather colour range

All our leathers come in hand selected colour palettes curated by the S.W. James team. Each colour has been deliberately selected to provide shades and blends that look different on every Chesterfield sofa or armchair we produce.

To truly understand why our S.W. James leathers are so beautiful you need to experience them. You need to touch them, smell the rich fragrance of the Italian leather, see the intense colour.

Vintage Leather

Dark Brown

Dark brown is our most popular vintage leather colour in the range. The rich colour looks beautiful on any of our Chesterfield sofas or armchairs. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Honey

A rich, tan shade. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Hickory

A darker espresso brown vintage leather. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Green

A deep racing green shade full of character. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Rust

A beautiful rust shade of vintage leather. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Grey

A gorgeous grey shade capable of fitting in with any decor style. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Slate

Shown in a dark slate shade of grey. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Vintage Leather

Black

A dark finish, with lighter grey hues and shades providing ample texture and character. Sourced from our Italian tannery and years in the making, our vintage range is inspired by our love of beautifully aged leather. Leather that bears all the hallmarks and characteristics of an old, worldly friend. Our vintage leather gains a softer, warmer, more welcoming feel. The vintage leather is gently pulled and painstakingly distressed by hand by our master upholsterers. It is designed to age beautifully as it's used.

Why Vintage leather

The story of our vintage leather

Our search for the perfect vintage leather came from our love of beautiful old pieces of leather furniture.

Vintage Leathers

A Love Of Aged, Vintage Leather

At S.W. James we love beautiful old pieces of leather furniture. Furniture that’s so full of life, you know if it could talk, it would have many good stories to share.

We love to study the rich character of the old leather that covers these items of furniture, and we wanted to achieve this vintage leather look for our own Chesterfields

a bit of personality

Leather With Real Character

Great vintage leather bears all the characteristics of an old, worldly friend. A friend that’s lived a long, happy life and has seen many things along their travels. With its fair share of aged hallmarks such as cracks, scars, folds and wrinkles developed over its lifetime, vintage leather gains a softer, warmer more welcoming feel. It’s worn, ‘lived in’ surface reflects the many stories of its adventures.

Old look from new

The S.W. James Vintage Leather Range

Inspired by our love of this worn, ‘lived in’ classic leather we introduced our own vintage leather range. This range bears all the hallmarks of the beautifully aged leather we have seen on our travels. From new, this leather looks old

The S.W. James Team

We're here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call the team today for a friendly chat on

+44 (0)161 359 5462

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